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Electric SUV catches fire

UPDATE: 8:50 a.m.

A man whose SUV caught fire after rolling into the water in Port Moody was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the open door of the vehicle struck him as he leapt out of the way.


ORIGINAL: 6:30 a.m.

Electric vehicles and salt water don't mix, one driver found out Wednesday evening as his SUV caught fire in Port Moody.

The man's plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi SUV and boat rolled backwards into the water at the Rocky Point Park boat launch, CTV News reports.

He jumped to safety, but after it was pulled out of the water by a tow truck, the vehicle caught fire, CTV News reports.

Port Moody Fire Rescue doused the flames, which could be seen coming from the under side of the SUV.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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